B-179744(2), FEB 13, 1974

B-179744(2): Feb 13, 1974

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JR.: ENCLOSED IS A COPY OF OUR DECISION OF TODAY WHEREIN WE HAVE MADE THE RECOMMENDATION THAT INVITATION FOR BIDS NO. YOUR ATTENTION IS DIRECTED TO SECTION 236 OF THE ACT. THE STATEMENTS ARE TO BE SENT TO THE HOUSE AND SENATE COMMITTEES ON GOVERNMENT OPERATIONS NOT LATER THAN 60 DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF THIS DECISION AND TO THE COMMITTEES ON APPROPRIATIONS IN CONNECTION WITH THE FIRST REQUEST FOR APPROPRIATIONS MADE BY YOUR AGENCY MORE THAN 60 DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF THIS LETTER. WE WOULD APPRECIATE ADVICE OF WHATEVER ACTION IS TAKEN ON OUR RECOMMENDATION.

B-179744(2), FEB 13, 1974

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TO LT. GEN. WALLACE H. ROBINSON, JR.:

ENCLOSED IS A COPY OF OUR DECISION OF TODAY WHEREIN WE HAVE MADE THE RECOMMENDATION THAT INVITATION FOR BIDS NO. DSA120-73-B-3736, BE REINSTATED BECAUSE NO COGENT AND COMPELLING REASON EXISTED TO JUSTIFY CANCELLATION, THAT CERTAIN RESTRICTIVE DESIGN CRITERIA BE WAIVED, AND THAT AWARD BE MADE TO THE RESULTING LOW RESPONSIVE, RESPONSIBLE BIDDER.

AS THIS DECISION CONTAINS A RECOMMENDATION FOR CORRECTIVE ACTION TO BE TAKEN, IT HAS BEEN TRANSMITTED BY LETTERS OF TODAY TO THE CONGRESSIONAL COMMITTEES NAMED IN SECTION 232 OF THE LEGISLATIVE REORGANIZATION ACT OF 1970, PUBLIC LAW 91-510, 31 U.S.C. 1172. IN VIEW THEREOF, YOUR ATTENTION IS DIRECTED TO SECTION 236 OF THE ACT, 31 U.S.C. 1176, WHICH REQUIRES THAT YOU SUBMIT WRITTEN STATEMENTS OF THE ACTION TO BE TAKEN WITH RESPECT TO THE RECOMMENDATION. THE STATEMENTS ARE TO BE SENT TO THE HOUSE AND SENATE COMMITTEES ON GOVERNMENT OPERATIONS NOT LATER THAN 60 DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF THIS DECISION AND TO THE COMMITTEES ON APPROPRIATIONS IN CONNECTION WITH THE FIRST REQUEST FOR APPROPRIATIONS MADE BY YOUR AGENCY MORE THAN 60 DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF THIS LETTER.

WE WOULD APPRECIATE ADVICE OF WHATEVER ACTION IS TAKEN ON OUR RECOMMENDATION.